As a Plan participant, you should designate a beneficiary(ies) for your Plan benefit in case of your death.
NOTE: Your beneficiary must be a person; you cannot designate your estate as a beneficiary.
For Participants Who Are Not Yet Receiving Pension Benefits
Beneficiary designations are used to determine the applicable beneficiaries for payment of the preretirement death benefit for unmarried participants (60 payments) and the applicable beneficiaries for payment of the lump sum preretirement death benefit. The Plan does not require beneficiary designations for payment. Refer to the SPD for details.
If you have designated a beneficiary within the last three years, you can view your current beneficiary designations online (login required). If you are not sure who your current beneficiary is, you may update your beneficiary online or send a new beneficiary designation form (PDF) to the Fund Office.
If you need to update your beneficiary(ies), you may update it online or complete and return the Beneficiary Designation Form (PDF) to the Fund Office. Note: if you do not have a printer, you can request a form by email, firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Fund Office at 800-424-9608.
For Benefit Recipients
If you want to change your beneficiaries, you must do so in writing. You can request a form by email (email@example.com). You can also request this form by calling the Fund Office at 800-424-9608 ext. 277.